Category: Trips

Snorkeling in Taiwan – The Dragon’s Cave

Snorkeling in Taiwan - Long Dong (龍洞) Beautifully clear ocean water rests in the Dragon’s Cave on the East coast of Taiwan. Long Dong (龍洞) is the top location for snorkeling in the North of Taiwan. The coastline’s picturesque golden-gray crags surround you as the you are surrounded by colorful fish, crabs, and other interesting sea life roaming the coral below. Long Dong gets its name from the shape of…

Hiking Huang Di Dian in Taiwan

Taiwan Hiking There’s no better hike to get your blood pumping and calves burning than Huang Di Dian (皇帝殿). Just outside of Taipei, you will explore a fantastic day hike. Start your venture in the quiet town of Shiding climbing an intimidating staircase and high ropes to the seemingly perilous ridges above. This trek is not for the faint of heart, but what good adventure really is? Begin your day…

Hiking Wuliaojian in Taiwan

Taipei Hiking Wuliaojian (五寮尖) is one of the best, most interactive day hikes around Taipei. And for good reason! Start your day climbing steep slopes and up rugged terrain towards the many peaks which give way to a perfect 360 degree panorama. While you take in the views, descend down treacherous ridges. Chance seeing monkeys and other intriguing wildlife along the way as you continue. As you finish, you are…

Hiking Manyueyuan in Taiwan

Taipei Hiking Manyueyuan Forest Recreational Park (滿月圓森林遊樂區) is a beautiful hiking location. Located South of Taipei in Sanxia you can enjoy many trails. Escape the metropolitan lifestyle while diving in to pine forests and waterfalls. Manyueyuan is considered one of the best places to watch the leaves change in Autumn as well as to witness diverse wildlife from butterflies to endemic Rock Macaques. Enjoy the scenery as you take a…

Hiking Yunsen Waterfall in Taiwan

Taipei Hiking Located at the Southern point of Sanxia lies a hidden gem known as Yunsen Waterfall, aka Cloud Heart Waterfall (雲心瀑布). The hike takes place along a steep ridge and leads over rope bridges and boulders to the pristine waters below the falls. Either relax and play in the refreshing pool or climb up above the falls for a spectacular aerial view. While soaking in the refreshing river, enjoy the…

Hiking Yangmingshan in Taipei

Taipei Hiking Yangmingshan (陽明山) is Taipei’s biggest mountain, and may very well be the most diverse outdoor location within Taipei’s city limits. Due to Yangmingshan's unique ecology you will witness steamy hot springs, difficult ascents, and wonderful peaks. There are many trails for you to enjoy, so take your time! The main peak, Qixingshan, is a 2 hour climb with a steep grade for the last kilometer. The forested path is…

Top 5 Adventurous Hikes in Taiwan

Taiwan is a country with a vast network of trails. Spanning coastal views and dense forests, up in the high mountains or down in the valleys, Taiwan's hikes will allow you to see the best the country has to offer. Here we will focus on day hikes that are both easy to access and are on the more adventurous side!   Here Are Our Top Five Adventurous Hikes in Taiwan…

Snow Mountain 雪山

Experience Snow Mountain Taiwan is home to some incredibly challenging and beautiful high mountain peaks. Most of the challenging treks are more off the radar, but one peak to get your blood pumping is Snow Mountain! Snow Mountain has a few peaks of varying difficulty, and require different permits to climb. Recently we took a trip up Snow Mountain Main Peak, Taiwan's second highest peak. Check the trip below! Day…

Snakes in Taiwan: A Quick Run Down

Spring is in the air! As the weather heats up and the spring rains come, the flowers bloom and the fauna emerges. Spring time is one of the most enjoyable seasons for hiking in Taiwan, as the ecological diversity is on full display. One of Taiwan's inhabitants emerging from the cold winter are the abundance of snakes! Don't be deterred, as this post will run through some common snakes in…

Shuiyang Hiking and Camping

Geographically, Taiwan may be a small country, but for outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers it has an overwhelming appeal. Shuiyang (水樣) is a perfect example of Taiwan’s many natural hidden treasures. Having been greatly affected by the Jiji earthquake in September of 1999, it created a cluster of dying trees and a lake (which was originally a small stream) in between Sun Link Sea and Alishan National Forests. As Ryan put…